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of young people. the legacy of the educational inequality is an economy operating at half power, never getting the qualifications that they could get, never turning the wages that they could earn. the true cost of this cannot be counted in pounds alone. this is a huge drag on the economy, but more than that, this is part of the natural justice and everything that we liberal democrats stand for. if you strip away all of the outer layers, what do you find? the unshakable belief in freedom. not the libertarian freedoms, but the rich sound of liberal freedom, amplified and sustained by the thing that gives the real meaning, opportunity, and the freedom to be who you are. the opportunity, -- [applause] the freedom to be who you are, the opportunity to be who you could be. this is the liberal promise. and that is why this party has always been the party of education. because just as there can be no real freedom without opportunity, there can be no real opportunity without education. and every parent knows how it feels when you lead a child into the first day of school, and that looked to giv
, in the education and training of our young people. for we will only fulfil our collective economic potential, if we fulfil our individual human potential. yet the legacy of educational inequality in britain is an economy operating at half power, with far too many young people never getting the qualifications they could get, never doing the jobs they could do, never earning the wages they could earn. the true cost of this cannot be counted in pounds and pence. yes it's a huge drag on our economy, but more than that, it is an affront to natural justice and to everything we liberal democrats stand for. because if you strip away all the outer layers to expose this party's philosophical core, what do you find? an unshakeable belief in freedom. not the tinny sound of the libertarian's freedom -- still less the dead thud of the socialist's -- but the rich sound of liberal freedom, amplified and sustained by the thing that gives it real meaning, opportunity. the freedom to be who you are. [applause] the opportunity to be who you could be. that, in essence, is the liberal promise. and that is why this party
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